Memphis, Tenn. - September 6, 2017 - Brett Bainter was named Ducks Unlimited's (DU) Regional Director of the Year for his outstanding efforts as a staff member of Region 7, an area that encompasses the southeastern United States


"This recognition is well-deserved," said Brett Baker, DU director of fundraising and volunteer relations. "Brett keeps his volunteers engaged and focused on supporting the cause while having fun. Because of his dedication and drive, southern Florida remains a top fundraising area in the country."


Bainter, a resident of Orlando, Fla., covers south Florida and works with volunteer committees in this area hosting fundraisers for the 80-year-old conservation organization. Bainter also received awards for Top Region Volunteer Growth, $100,000 Growth Club/Regional Income and was inducted into the Million Dollar Club - an award given to event fundraising staff who raise $1 million or more.


DU is the leader in wetlands conservation and volunteers are the heart and soul of the organization. Through 4,000 local fund-raising events DU volunteers generate more than 500,000 memberships and more than $53 million annually.


Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 14 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit

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